Journal article

Information about cancer clinical trials: An analysis of internet resources

Craig P Carden, Michael Jefford, Mark A Rosenthal

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: Clinical trials are critical to improving patient outcomes, but participation in cancer clinical trials is low. Patient understanding of clinical trial process is also limited. Patients are increasingly using the Internet as a source of information. It is critical that such Internet-based information is relevant, current, balanced, and easy to access and navigate. We critically reviewed seven international online resources that provide information for patients/consumers regarding cancer clinical trials. METHODS: Seven international websites from North America, Europe and Australia were selected based on profile/usage. Sites were evaluated with respect to their content, readability a..

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